Friday, March 11, 2011

KATV Undecided How to Use Courtney

No doubt the talk of the week is Alyson Courtney's move from KTHV to KATV. But due to the non-compete clause in her contract she can't appear on KATV for 6 months. So just how will Courtney be utilized at Channel 7? KATV General Manager Mark Rose tells Arkansas Business.com, "We're trying to figure that out," he said. "She is a personality that we had an opportunity to talk with and bring over to KATV. We have a great team over here, and I think she's going to be a great addition to what we have. Her talent will allow her to serve in several capacities."

41 Comments:

At 6:21 PM, March 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm..here's a thought for a morning personality for channel 11 why not lisa fischer!

 
At 5:08 AM, March 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's a clone anyway!!

 
At 5:14 AM, March 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig & Lisa Fischer!!! Interesting!! She would have to take a pay cut, unless all the Hank's ads went to KTHV.

 
At 7:34 AM, March 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the idea of Lisa!!!!! I'm not a big kthv fan, but she'd be amazing at it.

 
At 7:35 AM, March 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you seen the facebook page of thv? their fans hate them now. us other stations are LOVIN it!!!!!!!!

 
At 8:17 AM, March 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They won't hate them for long......

 
At 8:53 AM, March 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the idea of Lisa Fisher on in the am. They might consider trying an expanded combination hookup of kthv and and her radio show.

 
At 11:17 AM, March 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV will likely wait till it has a news director to determine Alyson's role. My guess is that she'll be on the morning show and one of the 2 current weather persons -- Barry or Melinda - will land on another newscast.

 
At 11:21 AM, March 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11 should hire lisa fisher for the morning show and steal tj holmes back from CNN.

Have Lisa, Tom, and TJ and Melissa for the morning show.

 
At 11:41 AM, March 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's just too mUch Estrogen on KatV's DaYbReAk. JuSt MaKeS OnE SaY ewwww.

 
At 4:02 PM, March 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Craig & Lisa Fischer!!! Interesting!! She would have to take a pay cut, unless all the Hank's ads went to KTHV."

Yes, I Like! It would be a dream show complete with egos and everything and could be simulcast on 103.7 with more egos.

Didn't Fisher used to be on an early morning show at KARK?

 
At 4:45 PM, March 12, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lisa was the "Dialing for Dollars" girl around the mid 80's. The trouble she used to get into. I think she and Doug Krile competed to see who could wear the biggest glasses.

She really was not that good on tv!

 
At 12:43 AM, March 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

TJ Holmes is too expensive, THV has talked to him many times and he is doing great on national news.

What about Heather Brown from the Heather and DC Show. She has filled in, but I doubt she read news stories. Still, she is better than the green THV crew.

Not Craig. Craig and Tom in the morning is too much.

Plus who will be on the 10pm with Liz?

I vote Mark Edwards even though that will leave Wess with Aiyana. Hope she leaves soon.

 
At 5:43 PM, March 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lisa needs to keep peddling furniture with that guy. Looks like she has put on a few pounds in the past 20 years. May just be my wide-screen in Stretch-O-Vision. There is no way that the camera that is used for people doing stand up in the studio is HD, nor the camera that shoots the weather garden. The way it looks to me is that THV has two studio HD cameras. Would someone that knows for sure post here.

 
At 6:27 PM, March 13, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are cheap cameras that don't move. They look more like surveillance cameras with a teleprompter under them.

There are 2 in the newsroom and 2 in the weather garden.

Basically, if you go to best buy and buy an $80 HD camera you get what you pay for.

 
At 10:24 AM, March 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is up with melissa taking over alyson's spot on the couch? the show is boring. the fans are dropping like flies. Not even tom's jokes can keep them around now! sucks. i thought tom and alyson could actually get back to where the show was 5-10 years ago

 
At 3:43 PM, March 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

TJ Holmes is too expensive, THV has talked to him many times and he is doing great on national news.

12:43 AM, March 13, 2011

Not sure where you get your info, but I'm pretty sure that THV wouldn't talk to TJ when he was here, much less now that he's gone national. Knowing TJ, he'd probably give them the finger anyway.

 
At 3:54 PM, March 15, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

They won't hate them for long......

8:17 AM, March 12, 2011

Wanna bet?

 
At 3:26 AM, March 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

TJ Holmes is too expensive, THV has talked to him many times and he is doing great on national news.

12:43 AM, March 13, 2011

Not sure where you get your info, but I'm pretty sure that THV wouldn't talk to TJ when he was here, much less now that he's gone national. Knowing TJ, he'd probably give them the finger anyway.

3:43 PM, March 15, 2011


Well, that would be a first. Someone going national and quitting and coming back to LR. Ha.

 
At 3:58 AM, March 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tj has family in arkansas and wants to be close to them... for the right price.

 
At 1:08 PM, March 16, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No matter, they're not getting tj but are they looking outside their current talent for option?
is thv going to add/buy an anchor?

I see they're hiring an mmj/producer. They don't need another young, cheap mmj in training.

 
At 12:14 AM, March 17, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"They are cheap cameras that don't move. They look more like surveillance cameras with a teleprompter under them.

There are 2 in the newsroom and 2 in the weather garden.

Basically, if you go to best buy and buy an $80 HD camera you get what you pay for."

Surveillance cameras? Then how in Hell can THV say they are in HD. The resolution is not even SD by broadcast TV standards. Thank you for telling us what is going on.

 
At 12:09 AM, March 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.goelectronic.com/CANON%20VB-C50I.html?souce=googleps


YES, Surveillance cameras with a teleprompter under it.

 
At 10:00 PM, March 19, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a joke. Whose idea was that?

 
At 8:25 PM, March 21, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does not matter who thought of it. It was approved by the station manager. Right?

Can't wait until someone from Gannett checks into a local hotel (probably Budgetel) and does an audit on the local news shows. Ya'll do know that they do that, don't you?

Can't wait till corporate reps see the shadow problem they are still having with their new Weather Garden HD Weather Board. Unless the weather person is more than 6 feet 10 inches tall, and doesn't stand any closer than 4.5 feet to the board they will lose the arm shadow that is now plaguing them. Paging lighting, report to the weather garden.

Also, someone posted that the cameras they use on the weather garden are less than SD quality. They are much less. If the rest of the newscast were not in HD the difference would not be that noticeable.

Ya'll might want to go back to a SD newscast until you can afford a HD camera for everyone. Shore would look a lot better with the continuity of camera resolution.

Scrap the room in the weather garden. Looks like crap.

 
At 7:53 PM, March 22, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't stand thv anymore. Melissa seems nice but just does not have it. Why in the world would Alyson want to leave thv she seemed to had a great thing going on.

 
At 2:58 AM, March 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard charlie crowson was real excited about getting bjs position and thought he'd get a good money promotion. But he only got $2,000.

I guess they did alyson and everyone else dirty fir that matter.

 
At 3:05 PM, March 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Alyson went looking for a new job, then "good riddance." If KATV were courting her, it would seem if they are weak in their own personalities and had to go looking in a successful market. To bring in talent from a competitor should make their anchors feel less competent.

 
At 3:14 PM, March 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To "Anonymous" from the March 12 post, are you with another station since you included the comment "us other stations"? Sorry to disappoint you, but I will always love THV regardless of one fickle morning co-host.

 
At 3:20 PM, March 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like there are some envious posters from other stations. LOL.
The Weather Garden is a great addition to THV. It definitely gives the show a more personable approach to things viewers want to see. Sitty on a couches with ditzy hosts and hostesses (KATV) with fake smiles is not my idea of entertainment.

 
At 10:34 PM, March 23, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont know why it would make anchors feel incompetent. Someone posted alyson and beth are very close.

I think it shows Katv is serious about the future.
maybe they're planning to start a new show.

I heard alyson wasn't offered a new contract because the person responsible dropped the ball on getting her te-signed. Guess that makes her a free agent.

What is alyson doing, working on until she gets on the air? Is she an official katv employee?

 
At 1:27 AM, March 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Weather Garden is a great addition to THV. It definitely gives the show a more personable approach to things viewers want to see."

Oh, really? Someone said the "set" looked like part of a building that got blowed away in a tornado and landed in the middle of THV's back lot, much like Dorothy's house in Wizard of Oz.

In all seriousness, I can't believe that a television station in Little Rock would air something like that in HD.

Wait, we have been told that the camera on that "thing" is a surveillance camera with less than SD which would make sense.

 
At 6:23 PM, March 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Weather Garden is an innovative idea. What new ideas have the other stations offered? And who are "they" who said the cameras are surveillance equipment?
Sounds like someone is just trying to run down THV.

 
At 6:48 PM, March 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok. If people are lying about the cameras, take a picture and post it to prove they don't look like the one mentioned above.

I don't care but I do see poor quality on my hd tv when they show that shot.

Channel seven has ned out in the early shows somewhere promoting beautiful landscapes. I prefer that than looking like you're in ed buckners trailer park.

 
At 11:59 PM, March 24, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Weather Garden is an innovative idea. What new ideas have the other stations offered? And who are "they" who said the cameras are surveillance equipment?
Sounds like someone is just trying to run down THV."

Hey, THV runs itself down. You must be an idiot. Are you blind? If you can't see the difference in shots, you don't need to be anywhere around a television station. The innovative idea was a good idea, it just didn't happen like it should have. I am sure everything in the new garden was a trade out and didn't cost Gannett much if anything.

 
At 12:01 PM, March 26, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, right! Ned out on beautiful landscapes with his fake bake? That's something I look forward to watching!!! LOL.

 
At 9:01 AM, March 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV does things half-assed. Trust me. First in HD - yeah, first with studio cameras in HD. The field gear still shoots in SD. Quit saying it if it's not true. You're just pulling the wool over everyone's eyes - kind of like when you bring these inexperienced people in and try to pass them off as journalists.

You bet the weather garden was a trade-out. Look who did the work - Paul Wilson & Chris Olsen - big advertisers with THV. Plus, Chris does a weekly segment. Most any work you see around the station is done by people in-house - the set, etc. - but that's just the TV biz.

 
At 2:26 PM, March 28, 2011, Anonymous Rubber Chicken said...

I just wish we could get rid of the stupid rubber chicken commercials every time I blink. "This is a rubber chicken."

Oh yeah, well this is THE REMOTE CONTROL. Idiot.

 
At 3:17 PM, March 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Paul Wilson the guy who does the spots with his kid and wife selling siding? The kid has the lock of hair that looks like it is permanently placed in the same spot on his forehead for the past 10 years.

 
At 3:25 PM, March 28, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And, while on the subject of commercials . . .

Loudest Spot on TV = Crain Ford

Most obnoxious spot = Rubber chicken

Corniest spot = Everett Motors

 
At 10:00 AM, March 29, 2011, Anonymous V Chip said...

I wish the V-chip would actually block something useful, V meaning VeryStupidCommercials. Let the screen go blank during commercials that go beyond stupidity.

I'd rather watch an old Indian test pattern than listen to these clowns run the same ad for years on end.

 

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